From Wiki 30.01.13: Â»Yoga Vasistha (Sanskrit: à¤¯à¥à¤-à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¤¿à¤·à¥à¤ ) (also known as Vasistha's Yoga) is a Hindu spiritual text traditionally attributed to Valmiki. It recounts a discourse of the sage Vasistha to a young Prince Rama, during a period when the latter is in a dejected state. The contents of Vasistha's teaching to Rama is associated with Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the manifest world and the principle of non-duality. The book has been dated between the 11th and 14th century AD) and is generally regarded as one of the longest texts in Sanskrit (after the Mahabharata) and an important text of Yoga. The book consists of about 32,000 shlokas (lines), including numerous short stories and anecdotes used to help illustrate its content. In terms of Hindu mythology, the conversation in the Yoga Vasishta takes place chronologically before the Ramayana.
Other names of this text are MahÄ-RÄmÄyana, Ärsha RÄmÄyana, Vasiá¹£á¹ha RÄmÄyana, Yogavasistha-Ramayana and Jnanavasistha.Â«